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Fast Facts About the Housing Market: June 2018

In June, the National Association of Realtors saw the median existing-home price for all housing types hit a new all-time high. Sales, however, continued to decline — they're down 2.2% from a year ago. This discrepancy between prices and sales is a clear reminder that we're in the midst of an inventory shortage and affordability [...]

By |2018-08-08T15:20:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Loan Officers, Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , , , |

Single Female Homeowners Grabbing Their Share of the Market

According to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, 18% of recent buyers were single females—and that number has been rising steadily over the last few years. But who are these women? What is driving them to forgo tradition, take control, and invest in real estate? The truth is that [...]

By |2018-03-08T16:03:15+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: January 2018

At the end of 2017, we were able to look at the past year and see that existing-home sales were up 1.1% from 2016—and it was the best year for sales since 2006. January 2018 looked a little bit different, though. Existing-home sales are 4.8% below levels from a year ago and are at the [...]

By |2018-08-09T03:07:10+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

Regional Real Estate—Where You Live & What You’ll Pay

America’s a big and varied country. Each region has its own unique character and style—along with its own real estate prices, preferences, and market. For a home buyer, that means one thing: lots of options to choose from. No matter what you’re looking for—a low price point, a certain home style or affordable real estate [...]

By |2018-02-16T16:13:41+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: November 2017

Was the U.S. housing market something you said you were thankful for at the Thanksgiving table? If not, it should have been! According to Realtor.com, sales in November were 3.8% higher than a year ago and were at their strongest pace since December 2006. The regions with the lowest median home prices also saw the [...]

By |2017-12-26T12:00:36+00:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: October 2017

In September, we saw existing home sales rise for the first time in three months. Then, in October, the market got even hotter with existing home sales increasing to their strongest pace since earlier this summer. However, supply and demand weren’t quite in sync—there were fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month due to supply shortages.

By |2018-11-14T05:50:02+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

10 Steps to Homeownership

Looking for a new home? We can give you a step by step path to follow. Most often a prospective homebuyer’s first question is, “How much can I afford?”  The answer many lenders provide better answers the question, “How much can I borrow?” Many lenders only consider what you are able to pay each month, then tell you how much you can borrow.

By |2017-11-06T09:17:18+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Education, Mortgage|Tags: |

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